Next Article in Journal
Anthropometric Indices in Adults: Which Is the Best Indicator to Identify Alanine Aminotransferase Levels?
Previous Article in Journal
Screening for Structural Hemoglobin Variants in Bahia, Brazil
Previous Article in Special Issue
From Punishment to Treatment: The “Clinical Alternative to Punitive Segregation” (CAPS) Program in New York City Jails
Open AccessArticle

Mental Illness and Juvenile Offenders

School of Psychology and Counseling, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA
Youth Development Institute, New York, NY 10013, USA
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Deborah Shelton
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(2), 228;
Received: 3 December 2015 / Revised: 29 January 2016 / Accepted: 8 February 2016 / Published: 18 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Correctional Health)
Within the past decade, reliance on the juvenile justice system to meet the needs of juvenile offenders with mental health concerns has increased. Due to this tendency, research has been conducted on the effectiveness of various intervention and treatment programs/approaches with varied success. Recent literature suggests that because of interrelated problems involved for youth in the juvenile justice system with mental health issues, a dynamic system of care that extends beyond mere treatment within the juvenile justice system is the most promising. The authors provide a brief overview of the extent to which delinquency and mental illness co-occur; why treatment for these individuals requires a system of care; intervention models; and the juvenile justice systems role in providing mental health services to delinquent youth. Current and future advancements and implications for practitioners are provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: juvenile justice; adolescent; mental illness; treatment programs juvenile justice; adolescent; mental illness; treatment programs
MDPI and ACS Style

Underwood, L.A.; Washington, A. Mental Illness and Juvenile Offenders. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 228.

AMA Style

Underwood LA, Washington A. Mental Illness and Juvenile Offenders. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(2):228.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Underwood, Lee A.; Washington, Aryssa. 2016. "Mental Illness and Juvenile Offenders" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 2: 228.

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Search more from Scilit
Back to TopTop